Building a budget 1080p gaming rig is no mean feat. You need to pick the right products and at the same time make sure you don’t skimp out on any component neither spend too much on a single part. Generally, you can build a decent 1080p gaming PC under 35-40K optimal for playing eSports and Battle Royale titles like PUBG and Fornite well over 100 FPS. We’ll show you how:
Best Budget Motherboard: Asus Prime H310M
Price: Rs 4,475 (Link)
The Asus Prime H310M board incorporates a premium build quality for less than 5K and supports the 8th and 9th Gen Intel CPUs. You are limited to 32GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM on two DIMMs, but that’ll be sufficient as Intel’s monolithic design isn’t sensitive to memory. You get one x16 PCIe 3.0 slot for a discrete graphics card and for decent I/O: 2x USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, each.
Best Budget CPU for 1080p Gaming: Intel Core i3-9100F
Price: Rs. 6,150 (Link)
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The 9th Gen Intel Core i3-9100F is a quad-core chip with a boost clock as high as 4.20GHz. It’s hands down the best gaming CPU under the 10K mark, delivering 120 FPS across most first-person shooters and faced paced eSports games without breaking a sweat. The perfect CPU for a budget build.
Best Budget Graphics Card for 1080p Gaming: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 6GB
Price: Rs. 16,328 (Link)
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At the moment, the GeForce GTX 1660 is the best budget graphics card for 1080p gaming. It can render as many as 144 FPS in most shooters and at least 50+ FPS in other taxing titles like Monster Hunter and Assassins’ Creed Odyssey. It’s sufficient for at least the next year and a half.
Best Memory: Crucial 4GB 2400MHz DDR4 x2
Price: Rs. 2,580 (Link)
Unlike the 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs, Coffee Lake processors don’t need blazing fast memory to deliver optimum performance. With this 2400MHz dual-channel memory kit, you’ll be just fine.
Power Supply: Antec BP450P
Price: Rs. 2,149 (Link)
Since we are opting for a GeForce GTX 1660, it’s better to go with a 450W power supply, and that’s the recommended wattage from NVIDIA. Since most people hate the VS series, we will be opting for the Antec BP450P. It runs fairly quietly and comes with 3 years of warranty support.
Case: Antec NX200 RGB
Price: Rs. 2,349 (Link)
So, that’s about it. The total cost comes down to approximately 35K and you get a clean build with decent components that should be able to run most games at 1080p for the next couple of years. If you throw in a monitor, HDD and the peripherals, the total cost should come around 40-45K which again is a very reasonable price for a budget gaming PC. Some monitor and peripheral suggestions from our side are
- You can skimp on the image quality and brightness and go for a TN panel for as low as 6K, or you can pay slightly more and opt for an IPC panel for a bit over 9,000 INR.
- It’s better to opt for a 240GB SSD rather than a 500GB HDD, so we’ll be going with the ADATA Ultimate SU630 which is also going for a discount.
- When it comes to the keyboard/mouse combo, you’ve got tons and tons of options, you can go plain and simple or if you like shiny things, snag a backlit gaming combo.
- I’d suggest sticking to membrane keyboards as the mechanical ones cost well over 5K and aren’t quite worth it, given that your entire build budget is just over 40K.
Summary: Best Gaming PC Build under Rs. 35,000 in India
|CPU||Intel Core i3-9100F||Rs. 6,150|
|Graphics Card||NVIDIA GTX 1660 6GB||Rs. 16,328|
|Motherboard||Asus Prime H310M||Rs. 4,475|
|Memory||Crucial 4GB 2400MHz DDR4 x2||Rs. 2,580|
|Storage||Adata Ultimate SU630 240GB||Rs. 2,275|
|Power Supply||Antec BP450P||Rs. 2,149|
|Case||Antec NX200 RGB||Rs. 2,375|